Meet the Council President,
The successful operation of a Boy Scout Council directly correlates ?to the quality of its volunteer leadership. One of the things I am most happy with is the great volunteers we have serving at all levels. We are recognized as one of the leading Councils in the country…because of the outstanding servant leadership of scores of volunteers like you!
At the helm of Three Harbors Council is the Council President, Rich Galling. Rich, graduate of MSOE, is President and COO of Hammes Co., LLC, and is very successful in business on an international scale. He is continuing in the fine tr
adition of Council Presidents who have come before him, and is taking Three Harbors Council to the next level of performance in Board governance and stewardship. He is married to Judy Galling, and his son Richard is an accomplished artist.
Rich Galling’s sense of mission in Scouting is inspiring. This springs from his extensive experience as a youth in the Boy Scout program. He joined Cub Scouting in 1962, and earned all awards, including the fabled Lion rank and the Webelos Badge. He graduated to Troop 39 in Brick Town, New Jersey, in May of 1964. This is when the fireworks really began!
Consider these facts:
- Galling was presented his Eagle Scout Badge in April of 1968, and his Bronze Palm in 1969. He earned the God and Country Award in 1966.
- He served in a wide variety of Troop leadership positions, such as SPL, PL, Scribe, Den Chief, Instructor, JASM and more.
- He was inducted into the Schiwa Pew Names Lodge No. 535 of the Order of the Arrow in 1967, where he subsequently earned Brotherhood. He sat his vigil, and received the Vigil Honor in 1970. Galling served as Lodge Chief in 1970.
- He earned 27 Merit Badges, and served as President of Explorer Post 101 from 1970-71.
- He attended the 1969 National Scout Jamboree, and while there met Lady Baden-Powell! While at the Jamboree, he saw (in black and white) Eagle Scout Neil Armstrong from the Apollo 11 mission set foot on the moon.
- He survived a Philmont Trek in 1968, and represented his Council in a presentation of Eagle Scouts to New Jersey Governor William Cahill in 1969.
Rich Galling is deeply committed to providing the best possible Scouting experience to as many people as possible. His careful attention to planning for the future is noteworthy. Continuing to build a sustainable Council while ensuring the best possible Scouting Program is his clear intention. He knows Scouting, freely admits that the Scouting helped shape his life, and lives every day by the tenets of the Scout Oath and Law.
Three Harbors Council is continuing the journey to be in a strong position to provide Scouting to today’s youth, and to those in future generations. We are fortunate to have a man of Rich Galling’s character and commitment as the Chief Volunteer Officer of the Council!